STILL Kicking

Whitten, Phillip
March 2005
Swimming World;Mar2005, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p25
This article focuses on matters related to the butterfly swimmer Mary T. Meagher. Mary T. Meagher, known throughout the world of swimming as "Madame Butterfly," was the most dominant butterfly swimmer — female or male — of all time. Bursting on the scene in 1979 as an unheralded 15-year-old from Lakeside, Kentucky, "T" — the tenth of 11 children — became the first American woman to break a minute in the 100 meter butterfly with her 59.71. Today, Mary "I", is a very happy mom and housewife in suburban Atlanta, married more than 10 years to Mike Plant, the executive vice president of the Atlanta Braves.


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